The Do's and Don'ts of Swimming Pool Construction

by Pool Builders on 01-26-2013 in Articles

Swimming pool construction is major business. In fact, it involves excavating a large hole within your yard and your wallet. Therefore, if you're planning to have a swimming pool, it should at least seem attractive. Swimming pool construction is one thing that requires effort not just from the contractor you're intending to employ but additionally from you.

If you need a pool and it's your first time diving into this construction business (heh!), here are several guidelines in making sure your money, time, and effort are well spent.

• DO choose your pool's look. Will your pool be a no-frills sports center kind pool, or are you adding rocks and plants in the poolside to make it appear like a pond? Determine if you prefer a regular pool (rectangular, circular, or square) or one having a more irregular form.

• DO calculate your grounds. You should already have an idea of how much space your swimming pool will take before you employ a contractor. Do you want a pool that consumes much of your backyard or just a part of it? Will your ideal pool fit in the room you have, or will you have to downscale a little?

• DON'T count too much on your contractor's opinion, but DO pay attention to ideas. It's still your pool, not theirs. Having said that, contractors understand how to make your vision look better (or more feasible). Defer for their judgment for things like better resources etc., but realize when to dig your heels.

• DO ask friends or somebody you know who had a swimming pool constructed in the past about excellent swimming pool construction companies. Ask for reviews and recommendations. Find out if there were any concerns encountered and how these were resolved.

• DO check out contractors' websites and check for reviews and testimonials.

• DON'T employ a builder without obtaining feedback from earlier customers. We understand that this can be difficult (specially in areas where companies don't advertise on the net), but if you can't get a review in print type, at least have a spoken one.

• DON'T hire contractors without confirming if they're registered.

• DO place all agreements into writing so you'll have something to hold on to in case your contractor breaks an agreement.

• DO have a hands-on method to swimming pool construction. You don't have to be there everyday (particularly if you have work and/or other stuff you have to do), but at least maintain a regular presence.

• DO monitor the swimming pool construction's progress. Inquire about explanations to every delays.

• DO keep track of your expenses. Numerous swimming pool construction projects went over budget simple since the owner hadn't monitored the contractor's expenditures. Your builders should talk to you before purchasing materials that are beyond your budget. If you will see delays in construction, check the amount this is going to cost you.

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